So finally!! It’s been way too long since I last blogged! Every time I thought to blog some weird feeling overruled my ideas but at last here it is 🙂
Well I was clearing up for the new year (yes I know a month go) and was arranging my bangles, the array of colours was beautiful and worthy of a snap!
While uploading the pics I began to wonder the history of bangles…:
- The most well known fact is bangles are generally worn by women in South- Asia, specifically India, BangladesH, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
- Bangles are most commonly made from glass or metal. The city of Hyderabad in Pakistan is the world’s largest producer of bangles.
- Bangles are generally worn by women to signify matrimony. There is even a tradition that a bride will wear as many glass bangles as possible on her wedding day and the honeymoon period does not end until the last bangle breaks.
- For traditional Hindus it is considered inauspicious for married women to wear nothing on their wrists.
- In the modernising world, bangles are now adorn as a statement of fashion rather than for cultural and traditional reasons.